Whether you’ve just moved into a new, unfurnished apartment, or you’re looking to redecorate your current living space, you’re going to need to do some furniture shopping. And while redecorating may be exciting, it can be difficult to find eco-friendly furniture.
Fast furniture is just like fast fashion. It’s mass-produced, features unsustainable materials, and gets delivered in the blink of an eye, feeding into the fast-paced consumption model we’re used to. So the question is: How can we avoid fast furniture while still creating a space we love?
Thrift stores are a great place to look for secondhand options that can be repurposed or upcycled, but selection may be limited. That’s where eco-friendly furniture companies come in. From sustainably-made dining sets to sofas, these furniture brands have everything you’ll need to redecorate—all while keeping the planet in mind.
8 Eco-Friendly Furniture Brands
Sabai is your go-to for living room seating, offering sectionals, loveseats, ottomans, and more. You can customize your home’s new furniture: Each piece is made to order. Sustainable materials include recycled velvet, upcycled polyester, and FSC-certified wood.
All furniture is made ethically in North Carolina, with 90% of materials sourced locally, within 100 miles of production. Sabai even offers secondhand, refurbished furniture and replacement components for repairing damaged furniture, so you don’t have to buy new.
You guessed it: Avocado Mattress sells mattresses. But wait, there’s more. You can get everything else you need for your bedroom too, including bed frames, dressers, and even dog beds.
Avocado is a Certified B Corporation, featuring climate-neutral furniture made with GOTS organic and FSC-certified wood. The company is also Fair Trade certified.
The Citizenry offers handmade furniture from artisans around the world. Each item is handcrafted with limited availability to decrease production waste and increase individuality.
The Citizenry is committed to providing fair wages and safe working conditions to artisans. With partners in Ghana, Turkey, Japan, India, and more, the brand offers ethically made furniture from across the globe, right at your fingertips.
Whether you need a new bed frame or furniture for your child’s bedroom, Brentwood Home has you covered. The brand uses certified organic latex, cotton, wood, and natural flax and coconut husk fibers.
To create sustainable textiles, it uses upcycled denim scraps, recycled plastics, and polyesters made from wood pulp. With a mission to not only use more natural or recycled materials but also use less energy and create less waste, Brentwood Home is prioritizing sustainability.
5. Made Trade
While Made Trade isn’t a furniture company, it does offer eco-friendly, BIPOC-owned furniture brands! Take Masaya & Co., a furniture brand that offers handmade products made with naturally harvested wood. And for every product sold, this company plants 100 trees in Nicaragua to help combat deforestation.
Other sustainable furniture brands featured on Made Trade include Emeco and KAZI. And consumers can even shop by value; you can tailor your search to shop for vegan, sustainable, recycled, or Fair Trade products.
This brand’s goal is to create “earth-kind” products and embrace sustainability. Abc Carpet & Home is committed to using non-toxic, responsibly sourced materials.
The brand even recycles and revives vintage products like rugs, furniture, and lighting. It’s also energy conscious with products locally made within 600 miles of New York City.
Greenington offers all-things bamboo. From bamboo bookcases to bamboo media consoles, you’ll find everything your home needs.
Greenington prioritizes selective harvesting so no waste is created—100% of harvested bamboo material is used, including sawdust. Plus, Greenington recognizes that bamboo is more durable than oak, so your furniture will last.
8. Savvy Rest
Savvy Rest offers organic, non-toxic sofas, mattresses, and platform beds. The company is a Certified B Corp and a member of the Carbon Fund to help reforestation near the Mississippi River, working to restore wildlife habitats.
To make the furniture come to life, Savvy Rest uses organic cotton, natural coconut fibers, organic kapok, natural wood, and more. Plus, Savvy Rest even has a mattress recycling program because mattresses are hard to recycle and often release toxins when sent to the landfill.
Hey there! Want to help us change the world every day through easy, achievable, eco-friendly tips and tricks? Sign up for the Brightly Spot and join our movement of over a million changemakers.